You'll keep coming back to this book of grammar lessons. Its large scope and timeless content is appropriate for a broad range of language disorders in children and adults.
- Become proficient in grammar skills, from the basic parts of speech to more advanced parts of speech, like direct objects and prefixes/suffixes.
Written in the widely-acclaimed format of the HELP series, these lessons have:
- goal-driven activities
- gradual increase in complexity within and between activities
- application to developmental and acquired language disorders
Get an expansive range of grammar skills and exercises in one book. The lessons can be used for oral and written language skills.
Learn about common nouns, proper nouns, and regular and irregular plural nouns. Discriminate between common and proper nouns and plural and possessive forms. Categorize nouns and identify nouns and subjects in sentences.
Identify pronouns including possessive pronouns and referent pronouns.
Identify adjectives and match them with nouns.
Identify verbs and understand noun-verb agreement. Use helping verbs, regular and irregular past tense verbs, and future tense verbs. Use negatives with verbs and form contractions.
Identify adverbs and match them with verbs.
Identify objects and compound objects. Match verbs with objects.
Identify prepositions and match objects with prepositions.
Discriminate questions from statements. Ask wh-, can, and may questions. Change word order to form questions.
Conjunctions, Interjections, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Identify conjunctions, interjections, prefixes, and suffixes. Tell how prefixes and suffixes change word meanings.
Applying Grammar Skills in Context
Use new grammar skills in sentences. Manipulate parts of speech in grammatically correct ways, while taking the context into consideration.
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- A study by Feng and Powers (2005) found that grammatical mini-lessons targeting students' error patterns resulted in improved short- and long-term accuracy.
- In contrast to spoken language, written language is a more concrete, permanent modality for working on sentence structure (ASHA, 2001).
- SLPs should scaffold their instruction of syntactic structures to help students express complex thoughts coherently (Nippold, Mansfield, & Billow, 2007).
- Therapy may target the comprehension and production of complex, as well as simple sentence forms (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
HELP for Grammar incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2001). Roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists with respect to reading and writing in children and adolescents [Guidelines]. Retrieved June 10, 2009, from www.asha.org/docs/html/GL2001-00062.html
Feng, S., & Powers, K. (2005). The short- and long-term effect of explicit grammar instruction on fifth graders' writing. Reading Improvement, 42(2), 67-72.
Nippold, M.A., Mansfield, T.C., & Billow, J.L. (2007). Peer conflict explanations in children, adolescents, and adults: Examining the development of complex syntax. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 179-188.
Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech and language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.